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In Defense Of The Rock, A Brief History Of Wrestlers Dressing Like Total Dorks

Via Twitter Last week, an old photo of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson started making the rounds and it had us all howling with laughter. After all, there’s nothing funnier than old fashion styles rocked by famous people, because it’s just about the only thing we can make fun of them for, at least until they eventually get into trouble with the IRS or an ex leaks all of their sordid...
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Get Into This: An Introduction To New Japan Pro Wrestling, That Thing Everybody Likes (Part 1)

YouTube I don’t often discuss professional wrestling with my friends, but when I do, I sometimes end up comparing it to music.  There are different trends that could be rising or falling at any given time.  Maybe you like your tunes grave and serious, or maybe you prefer something more light and fun.  Maybe you need thousands of finisher kickouts from Ring of Honor, or maybe...
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Funny Or Die’s ‘RE2PECT’ Parody For Alex Rodriguez Is A Grand Slam

Funny or Die Earlier this month, Jordan Brand’s tribute commercial for New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter really brought out the big time chills to get us all set for the Captain’s final All-Star Game. “RE2PECT” featured everyone including his opponents, Yankees fans, beer vendors, baseball fans who have cursed his name since 1996, Rudy Giuliani, Tiger Woods, Jay Z, Action...
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The Daily Show Talked Lana, The Real Americans And WWE’s Controversial ‘Current Events’

Daily Show Jon Stewart’s WWE fandom is The Daily Show‘s best running gag. It started back in April, when Jon openly complained about about Paul Heyman’s client Brock Lesnar conquering the Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania 30. A few months later he was talking Raw with Daily Show guest Kevin Hart and uncomfortably appearing in the front row at WWE Money in the...
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About That Time Chris Pratt Ambien-Texted A Wrestling Challenge To WWE’s Batista

The Guardians of the Galaxy cast took over Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, leading to a number of memorable clips. But one story from the panel stood out: the time doughy funnyman turned positively ripped funnyman Chris Pratt — fueled by Ambien — thought it would be a good idea to challenge Dave Batista, the longest reigning heavyweight champion in WWE history, to a wrestling match...
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WATCH: CM Punk says he's 'never, ever' going back to WWE

Via YouTube If you watched Monday’s episode of Raw, you’ll know that Paul Heyman’s Plan C for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at SummerSlam was … not CM Punk. I mean, nobody thought it would be, but in the back of our heads, wrestling fans are still doing that maybe now’s the time Punk comes back thing. Any and every excuse. That is never, ever going to...
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WWE Raw Results 7/21/14

Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Raw results for July 21, 2014. The show featured the announcement of John Cena’s opponent at SummerSlam, more handicap matches than you’d expect and a non-title match pitting new Intercontinental Champion The Miz against Dolph Ziggler. Be back tomorrow for the Best and Worst of WWE Raw column. WWE Raw results: - Triple H announced...
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WWE Raw Open Discussion Thread 7/21/14

Via Greenless'Mom this sucks, I need you to come pick me up.' Tonight, on the With Spandex WWE Raw open discussion thread: Less than 24 hours after all of the bombastic action of WWE Battleground, John Cena is still your WWE World Heavyweight Champion. With special guest star Flo Rida joining in the festivities tonight on Raw, what else can the WWE Universe look forward to...
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Randy Orton Got Pulled Over FROM OUTTA NOWHERE By The Florida State Highway Patrol Today

Via YouTubeA picture live from the scene. When you hear the news “Randy Orton got pulled over by police” there are so many jokes to be made. Was he ticketed for driving without pants? Was he arrested for polygamy? Was he trying to transport duffel bags full of **** across state lines? How thoroughly did he explain his situation to the cops? Turns out it’s nothing major —...
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105-Year Old Agnes McKee’s First Pitch For The Padres Was Even Better Than Expected

Getty Image As expected, 105-year old Agnes McKee took the field at Petco Park yesterday to become the oldest person to ever throw out a first pitch before a San Diego Padres game. McKee, who was once married to a baseball player, was also probably the oldest person to throw out a first pitch this season, as the Chicago Cubs welcomed Babe Ruth’s 97-year old daughter, Julia Ruth...
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WWE Battleground 2014 Results

Via WWE Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Battleground 2014 results. The show was headlined by a fatal fourway for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as well as a battle royal for the vacant Intercontinental Championship. Be back here tomorrow for a full Best and Worst of WWE Battleground 2014 report. WWE Battleground 2014 Results - Pre-show Match #1: Adam Rose...
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WWE Battleground 2014 Open Discussion Thread

Via WWE Here is your official open discussion thread for WWE Battleground 2014, airing Sunday night, July 20, on WWE Network. The show is headlined by a fatal fourway for John Cena’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship, as well as a battle royal for the vacant Intercontinental Championship and the Funkadactyls exploding on the pre-show. We’ll have live results for the show the...
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UFC Fight Night 46 Results And Live Discussion: Laoch Be A Laddy Tonight

Getty Image Oi, fella! UFC is in Dublin, Ireland for a Fight Pass-only card. This means if you live in the US, these fights are not intended for you, but since we’re all weirdos, let’s talk about these afternoon fights that are giving us the excuse to get day drunk and type cusses into the Internet! Before the quick breakdown, please check out the Official With Leather Staff...
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The Best And Worst Of Smackdown 7/18/14: Well, That’s Kinda Stinky To Think About

WWE Read on to learn what stink Bo and Fandango are thinking about! Pre-show Notes: - Hey folks, share this report! It’s more work than anything else I write around here, and it gets the least shares. Why, that’s backwards! Let’s right this wrong! - Follow With Spandex on Twitter and Facebook. Follow yours truly on Twitter too! We’re rebuilding our With Spandex followers...
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UFC Fight Night 46 Predictions And Expert Analysis: A Drubbin In Dublin

Getty Image That sure was a quick turnaround on the fights, friends! I sure did poop the bed something ferociously on the Fight Night 45 picks, but no matter, it’s not like I need to do well to validate being part of the With Leather team, right? UFC Fight Night 46 is upon us, so it’s time for the smartest, funniest, most insightful and most accurate predictions and analysis...
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The Best And Worst Of Impact Wrestling 7/17/14: We Want What Now?

Via YouTube Pre-show notes: - Brandon here. Regular columnist Danielle Matheson is on vacation this week and headed to New England to enjoy some Chikara, so I’m filling in. I apologize in advance. - With Spandex, you guys. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. - Share the column and I won’t swerve you when I become an evil GM. I think they award that job via social...
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The Count: 5 Reasons No Future WWE Commentator Can Be As Good As Jim Ross

WWE Recently I’ve posted a few videos featuring Jim Ross commentary overlaid on video game footage, which were amusing and all, but they also made me a little sad inside, because they reminded me of how damn good Jim Ross was at his job. Don’t worry though, this list isn’t going to be a dry recitation of all the points everyone makes when talking about Jim Ross’ greatness...
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Your Official With Spandex WWE Battleground 2014 Predictions

Via WWE Here are your official With Spandex staff predictions for Sunday’s WWE Battleground 2014 pay-per-view/WWE Network event, headlined by Cameron vs. Naoami in a Battle Of The Funkadactyls. Sorry, the show’s headlined by a fatal fourway where Randy Orton, Kane and Roman Reigns challenge for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and champion John Cena only has a 100% chance...
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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Wants You To Know Your Team Sucks In The ‘Sports Song’ Video

Finally, “Weird Al” Yankovic is taking on something that we love so dearly – people who take their sports teams way too seriously. The fifth music video in as many days from Weird Al’s new and potentially Billboard-topping album “Mandatory Fun” is “Sports Song,” which is a marching band tribute to the time-honored tradition of adults telling other adults that they...
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I Have To Go Now, Chicago Needs Me: Looking Back At CM Punk’s WWE Career

YouTube It’s time to face the facts… CM Punk is gone.  He was recently moved to the Alumni section of WWE.com, and as of yesterday, his WWE contract is officially expired.  To mark the end of this era, let’s take a look back at his WWE career.  Sorry, no commentary on his mental chess matches with Delirious in IWA Mid-South or his incredibly personal feud with Raven in Ring...
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The Best And Worst Of WWE NXT 7/17/14: The One Where Vic Preaches

Via WWE Pre-show notes: - This week’s episode can be found on WWE Network here. I’ve been telling you for a year now, but you should be watching these shows. - The most important thing happening on With Spandex right now (or in the world ANYWHERE) is our retro recap of NXT season 3. It’s the one with rookie Divas. The last episode featured a joke contest, a gong and an obstacle...
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Padres to have a 105-year-old woman throw out first pitch

Via Fox 5 San Diego Agnes McKee claims that she has no clue how she’s lived to be 105-years old. Either the Oceanside, California woman is keeping her aging secret all to herself, or she’s just being honest when she says that she enjoys life and is a happy person. Regardless, on Sunday, she’s going to become the oldest person ever to throw out a first pitch at a San Diego Padres...
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Mark Henry Was On HuffPo To Discuss Race In WWE And It Was…Troubling

YouTube I love Mark Henry. I really do. We all do. That’s what we do. And I totally get that he has to feed his family and keep his job. But damn, his appearance on Huff Po Live to talk about race in the WWE is hard to watch. As I mentioned last week – and I hope this wasn’t lost in the shuffle – wrestling is racist as sh*t. We can argue all day about if The Rock is Black...
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A fashionable history of hippies in pro wrestling

Via WWE In last week’s inaugural edition of The Thread Count, With Spandex’s dedicated pro wrestling fashion column, Danielle Matheson and I took a look at the history of wrestling hillbillies, from its early days where everyone was dressed like a Country Bear to today, where it’s mostly people in Confederate flag shorts yelling about gays. This week’s edition will be taking...
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And Now, All The Worst Quotes From Nikki Bella’s Interview With The Daily Star

YouTube The actual story of the Bella Twins is that they’re former novelty swimsuit models who were desperate to get on a reality show — they were on an episode of Fox’s Meet My Folks, for example — and parlayed that desperation into a 5-year run as pretty people WWE could send to WWE-related press events. They were also wrestlers, kind of. They spent some of 2012 and 2013...
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